Liberals investing in better infrastructure for better Yukon communities

“When we took office in 2016, the Yukon was in an infrastructure deficit. We worked closely with First Nations and municipalities to identify priorities and maximized available federal funding to advance projects that met the needs of Yukon’s communities. A re-elected Liberal government will continue this collaborative approach to keep building resilient communities across the territory.”

- John Streicker, Liberal candidate for Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes

“Investing in infrastructure is investing in the Yukon’s future. From roads, bridges and telecommunications, to water and sewage, housing and recreation facilities, infrastructure projects create economic and employment opportunities while also improving Yukoners’ quality of life. Let’s keep building a strong future for our territory.”

- Richard Mostyn, Liberal candidate for Whitehorse West  

All Yukon communities deserve access to infrastructure that works and meets their needs. The Liberal government invested in every community over the last four years to upgrade aging infrastructure, from water and wastewater to aerodromes, from public works facilities to supporting highway safety. The Liberals’ Five-Year Capital Plan helped ensure Yukon businesses were involved in making the Yukon a better place to live. Between March and September 2020, approximately $197.5 million, or 79%, of all government contracts were awarded to Yukon businesses. This year’s Five-Year Capital Plan includes $2.25 billion worth of investments to continue to grow, strengthen and diversify the Yukon’s economy.

A re-elected Yukon Liberal government will continue to invest in infrastructure projects to build strong, sustainable communities for the benefit of all Yukoners. In partnership with First Nations and municipalities, projects have been identified in each Yukon community over the next five years. Highlights include:

-     New elementary school in Whistle Bend

-     New Health and Wellness Centre in Old Crow

-     New recreation centre in Dawson City

-     Kwanlin Dün First Nation Community Hub

-     New Beaver Creek Potlatch House

-     New community hub in Teslin

-     New Public Works and Firehall building in Faro

-     New Public Works and Firehall building in Watson Lake

-     New Public Works, Firehall and Emergency Medical Services building in Carmacks

-     Upgrades to the water supply and lagoon in Haines Junction

-     New Nisutlin Bay Bridge in Teslin

-     Dempster Fibre Optic project

-     New transit hub and buses in Whitehorse

-     Pool in Pelly Crossing

-     Upgrades to the Mayo Arena

-     Completing the Carmacks Arena

-     New Polarettes Facility

-     Upgrades to the Biathlon Yukon facility

The Liberals have developed strong partnerships to maximize federal funding for Yukon infrastructure improvements.

On April 12, let’s keep going.